Business 100 - 2008

ryan, Sheila

Sheila Ryan/Cambridge Associates

Sheila Ryan is a Senior Consultant at Cambridge Associates where she advises Endowments, Foundations and Family Offices on their venture
capital, private equity and hard asset investment programs.  Prior to her present position, Sheila was a director at Intel Capital where she made venture capital and private equity investments that had a strategic interest for Intel Corporation. During her tenure at Intel Capital, Sheila completed over 50 transactions including their largest deal, a $600 million investment in Clearwire.

Sheila earned her BA in Economics from Stanford University, graduating with distinction. While there, she played varsity soccer and was a member of the sailing team. She is a first-generation Irish-American and spent many summers growing up with her extended family in Ireland. Her mother, Kathleen, is from Longford and her father, Patrick, is from Dublin. She resides in Brookline, Massachusetts with her husband Tony Lyons and her two children.  She is active with local charities and is an Overseer at the Boston Children’s Museum.